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wield

to handle (for example a tool); to exert (for example power)

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strictly

exactly or correctly

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facade

(n.) the front or face of a building; a surface appearance (as opposed to what may lie behind)

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particularly

especially

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equally

to the same degree or level; into amounts or parts that are the same size

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conscientious

characterized by extreme care and great effort; diligent

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modest

quiet or humble in manner or appearance

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conceited

excessively proud of oneself; vain

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inculcate

teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions

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declare

announce publicly or officially

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devoted

dedicated

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reassure

to make less worried or fearful; to comfort

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impress

to make someone feel admiration and respect

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pragmatist

practical person; one who is concerned with usefulness

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increasingly

advancing in amount or intensity

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settle

  1. to put an end to an argument or a disagreement

  2. to decide or arrange something finally

  3. (v.i.) to make a place your permanent home

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lavish

extravagant

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don

a lecturer (particularly in Oxford or Cambridge)

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rift

a split, break, or breach

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riot

public disorder or violence

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resign

to give up a job, an office, or a right or claim

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widen

extend in scope or range or area

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effectively

in such a manner as to achieve a desired result

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sanctions

restrictions intended to enforce international law

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turmoil

great commotion and confusion

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sympathetic

feeling, showing, or expressing compasion

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yearn

to have a strong and earnest desire

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devastated

damaged, destroyed, shocked ,extremely sad

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mull over

think carefully about something over a period of time

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inscrutable

impossible to understand or interpret

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overwhelmed

feeling like you have so much to do that you can't even get started

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